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  WTTG    Fox Morning News at 6    News  News/Business. New.  

    October 5, 2012
    6:00 - 6:59am EDT  

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mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? both candidates set their sight on virginia. >> president obama is in fairfax and mitt romney made another swing through the state with more planned next week woman tell you what is on the agenda and which candidate calls his controversial choice of words wrong. trying to track down a suspect before he strikes again. police searching for a man they say is targeting women when they least expect it. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. straight up 6:00 on this friday, october 5th. taking a look outside right now and it is the nice start to your day. nice and cool out there. nothing too bad. going to warm up just a little
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bit later on. it is friday, october 5th. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. happy friday. let's bring in tucker barnes to get more on the great day we have in store. >> it feels so much better with temperatures falling back into the 50s and low 60s and much less humidity than what we've had. >> it feels great. >> nice start to the day. kids might want a jacket and long pants today after the last couple of mornings waking up in the 70s. it had -- it should be a beautiful afternoon. there is the satellite-radar picture. cloud cover across the outer banks. that is our front fro yesterday. north and west, we've got our next cold front which will arrive late tomorrow. we're in between systems and high pressure is going to deliver a gorgeous one around here later today. we've cooled to 62 at reagan national. temperatures are noticeably cooler than yesterday and just a little chilly out there.
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53 at dulles. high temperatures with lots of sunshine about 80 degrees later. enjoy a beautiful friday. it is friday and the weather will be beautiful. what more could you want? >> i love it. this will be the best day of the week. >> thank you. time now to say hello to julie wright, see what is happening with the porta-potty/outhouse on the road. >> it just makes me giggle. >> it does. it is kind of humorous except for the people stuck behind it, i'm sure. >> luckily the crew in sky fox have made their way above this scene and the scene is no more. it has been cleared. southbound along 270 approaching 124 so traveling between middle brook road and 124 is where we had the reports of the porta-potty in the highway. whatever was there has now been moved along. no incidents to report as you continue southbound. here we are live coming out of germantown into gaithersburg. pretty much at a steady clip continuing out toward 124. back up side, top stretch of the beltway below speed as you
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approach 95 college park. no problems to report here at university boulevard. westbound 50 at the beltway. we have reports of a bumper in the highway. be careful there. 50 inside the beltway looks good leaving riverdale and cheverly. we do have the portion of glebe road still tied up between joyce and hay street. northbound lanes are closed. southbound has been reopened inform virginia, bristow road near 234 dumfries for the accident involving an overturned vehicle. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. >> thank you. breaking news from israel this morning. an american man in his 20s who opened fire at a hotel in a resort on the red sea was shot and killed by israeli police officers. he reportedly bare kidded himself in the hotel kitchen and took a gun from hotel security before a counterterrorism squad killed him. one hotel worker is also dead but no hostages were taken. the man has not been identified but there are reports that he used to work at the hotel and the incident may have been a personal dispute. personal dispute. to the campaign trail now.
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president obama will be in fairfax later on this morning at george mason university. his speech and one later today in ohio will focus on the economy. >> president obama is also working to encourage more people to register to vote. the voter registration deadline in virginia is october 15th. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. romney and his running mate, paul ryan, campaigned in fisherville, virginia yesterday. though it didn't come up in we had night's debate, romney is talking about his 47% comment again saying his choice of words was, quote, wrong. more on that coming up later on in this hour. in this hour. an alert now for women in fairfax county. police are looking if a suspected serial fondler. >> he has approached at least five women, usual hi from behind appear grabbing them and
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taking often. -- usually from behind and grabbing them and taking off. >> reporter: this firveg victim just came forward. she hadn't initially reported the incident. -- this fifth victim just came forward. she was walking here on hibling avenue in ving field at the same place where another woman says she too was victimized by what police believe is a serial fondler. the man is described as a man in his 30s with dark eyeand a neatly trimmed beard. victims say he usually comes up from behind, grabs them, fondle them and then runs away. police say he has victimized women and girls at three did i have report locations on hibling avenue, metropolitan center drive and erving street. one teenaged victim who talked to fox 5 says the man didn't say anything. >> i was walking and i saw a shadow on the sidewalk. than i felt his arms around me. he start to touch me. i never met this guy before. i never saw him.
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the guy kept touching me for five seconds, around that. so i push him back. i had time to look at him and i saw his face but he was wearing glasses and a red hat. he started running away towards the school. >> reporter: now, the suspect seems to strike at random at morning, midday as well as at night and he doesn't seem to have a particular age he targets either. the women or girls have been between 15 and 40 years old. police believe given the number victims so far, there may be even more. that is the latest here in springfield. back to you. a popular shortcut to the fort totten metro station has become a site of several dangerous muggings. police say the most recent robberies occurred some broad daylight and victim were robbed of cash at gunpoint. d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton and several congress members are work with transit and park police to come up with shyings such as more lighting and a paved path --
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solutions such as more lighting and apaved path. new numbers -- support for free birth control. >> a deadly meningitis outbreak claims a fifth victim. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment. when i was younger and... financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay... question seven.
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one of charles man son's followers could be a free man. bruce davis is serving a life sentence. he was convicted of killing a music teacher and stuntman in 1969. davis, now 69, is said to have shown a positive adjustment during his years by hind bars. the board is recommending parole. -- his year behind bars. another dead will you case of fungal meningitis. five people have died.
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doors have reported 35 cases in 23 states so far. all of the infected patient received steroid injects to treat back pain. doctors suggest the steroid was likely contaminated and say the type of meningitis involved is not contagious. a new study finds free birth control a controversial obama administering policy could have a dramatic impact on women's health. researchers say when price was not an issue, women opted for the most effective contraceptive. it led to significantly lower rates of abortion and when it comes to teen preeing nappy, there was an average of 6.3 births per 1,000 teens in the study. nationwide in 2010, there was an average of 34 births per 1,000 teenagers. -- when it comes to teen pregnancy. a war is being waged against those flyers you sometimes find on your windshield. we'll telyou who wants to see them gone. a big cooldown is heading
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our way this weekend. tucker barnes has your forecast when fox 5 morning news continues. [ barack o obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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welcome back. we have an update to share with you about water problems in camp springs, maryland. >> repairs to a water main road near aldentown road is moving along quickly. wssc says water service will likely be finished and restored in the next hour and a half. lets he take a live look outside. we are just spinning around this morning. >> no matter where it goes, it is dark. >> i just told you what time of year it is. still dark at this tomorrow. sun is up a little after 7:00 this morning. we've got about 45 minutes. it is nice and cool out there. we lost the humidity overnight and with color skies, really cool temperatures off. maybe light jacket if you are headed out in the next hour or so. high temperatures expected to be about 80 degrees.
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maybe low 80s for i afew of us with much less humidity than yesterday so a good looking day. warm friday, cooler weekend. particular lit second half of the weekend when we'll get some very chilly temperature in here. we'll only be in the others by sunday afternoon. get ready for it. 62 in washington. it is chill you out there. it feels pretty good. 56 in fredericksburg and 55 in frederick. temperature have fallen back into the 50s. generally if you are outside washington and a little closer to the bay, annapolis is 56. cloud cover from yesterday is off to the south and east. it is out of here. this will an few clouds from time to time but a mostly sunny day expected. off to the inorganic and west, this cold front, you know it looks innocent but it is not. when it gets in here later tomorrow and tomorrow night, we'll start to get some real
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cool air in here and i think tomorrow will be fine. we'll be in the mid-70s. by sunday, lots of clouds back in the forecast. this front will hang up across the yard and give us the possibility of some showers around here during the day on sunday with some cool temperatures. so i know we've got a lot of outdoor activity sunday including redskin games. it will be very chilly out the fedex field sunday afternoon. 81 today. mostly sunny skies. wind north and west at about five to 10. clear tonight, cool, very pleasant. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. and there you go. let's talk weekends. 76 tomorrow. just a few late day showers. still pleasant with temperatures in the mid-70s. check out your day time high, 56. just 60-degree on monday. we'll get close to overnight lows in the 30s around here by early monday morning. so coolest air of the season by early next week. >> let's get the latest from
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julie wright now. >> happy friday. on the roads, kind of busy in virginia with a couple of problems to map out for you. sky fox is in en route. we do via portion of bristow roadblocked off north of 234. this one involving an overturned vehicle. a crash closing off a portion of rolling road. it is blocked off in each direction. we have a pole down with wires as well. northbound on i-95, you will find your lanes are open coming in out of dale city. no problems to report. traffic is a little heavy coming in out of woodbridge. live picture eastbound along 66 working your way in from fair oaks. lanes are open on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. southbound 270, a little bit below speed touching the brakes as you head out to the truck scales. the reflecting pool in tonight of the lincoln memorial
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is empty again during the two- year $35 million renovation. it was reengineered to draw river water instead of city drinking water. the level of so don't needed to prevent the algae from forming wasn't collaborate correctly. now the national park service is scrubbing away the mess. it will take several days to clean up and refill the pool. you have likely seen them scattered near nightclubs downtown or left on parked cars. now, one city councilmember wants to put an end to the flyers left on windshield. come jim graham says they lead to littering. the proposal comes with a legal challenge because opponents say it would violate the first amendment. graham says he welcomes the public discussion on the matter. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. some big number due out today and it has nothing to do with presidential polls. >> but it could still impact the election. we'll go live to what could
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come out of today's jobs report. non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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and the first ever es hybrid. i"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillioion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here?
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coming up on 6:23 right now. just two more jobs reports will be released before the election and one is coming out this morning. first, let's take a look it market. lauren simonetti with the business beat. >> happy friday. >> mitt romney's debate performance, a lot of people still talking about that. it seemed to make wall street pretty happy. >> it really did. many people would tell you we had a romney rally yesterday and they say that because, if you look at the sectors that soared, they were financials, energy and materials. they were all up because of what romney said. he said he would boost domestic production of oil and coal, hence energy materials were higher. he all said he would pull back on dodd frank and other financial reforms. the banks were higher yesterday. all in all, great day for
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stocks. dow is up 81 points. we did have up arrows across the board. today, we are flat lining slightly positive. we are waiting for the jobs report. >> what are we thinking. >> we've had 8 plus% unemployment for 4 # months in a row. if you want to bring down that 8 plus percent unemployment rate you need a job creation number above 200,000. even if we get 150,000, you condition call day good jobs report because at this point in the economic recovery, we need to see at least double of what we are seeing currently. >> thank you so much. you have i agood weekend. >> you too. see you monday. >> it's columbus day.
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maybe tuesday. i don't know. >> i'll see you tuesday. >> she is the lucky one that gets columbus day off. i'll be here anyway. coming up next, the nats are gearing up for their first playoff game and the redskins get ready to tech on the undefeated falcons. we'll check -- take on the undefeated falcons. we'll check in with dave ross. president obama and mitt romney are back in virginia. romney admits he was wrong when it comes comes to a controversial choice of roads.   -- when it comes to a controversial choice of words. [ ge healthcare engineer ] babies are the number one reason why we come to work every day.
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we recently donated a number of our incubators to a hospital in east london, homerton. we take the sickest and the most premature and the smallest babies in the whole area. [ mother #1 ] they're lovely in here. they're absolutely brilliant. i couldn't ask for any better. their first chance in life is not the greatest. and so i think, just being here to help them through that first chance of life is amazing. ♪ [ homerton doctor ] if a baby is in a high-tech incubator that provides them with temperature control and humidity, it makes the care of the baby that much easier. [ mother #2 ] i didn't really get to touch her
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or hold her when she was born. today will be the first time i'll get to hold her 'cause i'm gonna feed her later. i'm just really excited. ♪ ♪ ♪ take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." creamy yogurt down below. delectable, layer of fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. wow. you really are bilingual. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy.
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>> i like that. some foal owe friday music here on fox 5 morning news. -- some mellow friday music here on fox 5 morning news. thank goodness it's friday.
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>> you notice how his voice changes. >> it gets low and silky. >> low and silky? >> it did, didn't it. >> i picked up on that. >> okay. >> it will be a forgeious day. not only is it friday but the weather is going to be close to perfect later today with highs about 80 degrees but not much humidity. -- it will be a gorgeous day. sentinel radar showing you regard very quiet conditions. not expecting rain showers today. there is a little fog in one or two spots. certainly nothing like what we had a few mornings ago when we had the dense fog across the region. any fog we do have will quickly burn off with bright sunshine. just a few clouds today and lots of bright sunshine and high temperatures expected to be in the low 80s. currently, it is much cooler than it has been the last several mornings. 53 this morning out at dulles. and 60 at bwi marshall. here is your forecast high temperatures. we'll go # 1 here in
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washington. 18 in man is aas. -- we'll go 81 here in washington, 81 in manassas. chains for the weekend. i'll have details in a minute. >> let's check in with julie wright for traffic. traffic. >> on the roads, very much a busy commute shaping up here in virginia. that is where we find the crew in sky fox. they are above the scene along rolling road. rolling road was blocked off between pohick road and 286 due to a utility pole and wires down across the highway. the live picture show you where the road is blocked off at this point at north cumberland. that will be closed off until if you are this notice. no one automobile to get by at this time. another accident to report, this time around in virginia along bristow road just north of 234. between 234 and lucasville road, we have accident activity blocking the road.
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be careful. follow police direction in order to squeeze by. if you are continuing your trip along southbound 270, lanes are open, no accidents to report. traffic slowing again now in germantown. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. now to today's top stories, a warning for women in fairfax county. police are looking for a suspected serial fondler. they say he has approached at least five women in springfield, usually from behind and grabbed them before taking off. each victim described him as a man in his 30s who about is 5' 8" with dark eyes and aneatly trimmed beard. police are saturating the area trying to find that suspect. su president obama will be in fairfax today. he will give a speech on the economy at george mason university. then he will travel to ohio later today. during his northern virginia stop, the president will also push for more people to register to vote. republican presidential no, ma'am know mitt romney and his
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running mate paul ryan campaigned in fish are valentine, virginia yesterday. and though it did not come up with wednesday night's debate, romney is talking about his 47% comment again. romney grabbed headline when a video was released showing him calling 47% of the nation victims who are dependent on the government. here what is he that h. to say yesterday. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question-and- answer sessions, now and then you are going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that is just completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. that has been demonstrated throughout my life. >> romney will dlfer a speech on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. -- romney will deliver a speech
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on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. >> the notorious d-a-r right here. >> robert griffin iii has been named the offensive player of the month in the nfc. that is pretty good. >> that is huge. >> with 1300 yards in the month of september. they could have given to it alfred morris. >> is a beast too. >> this is the sixth round pick out of florida atlantic. he is a top five rush er right now in the nfl. coach mike shanahan knew he had something right from the get-go with this kid. >> i was very count on that and i saw him run in the pre-season games. you could see right away he had a natural feel. he could make people miss. i liked the way he practices every day because he goes out there with the puget sound -- with the mindset that he is
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going to give everything he's got. he is a unique kid and down to earth. >> i refuse to get negative yards. that is in my mind wet. you can't measure you man's heart. i go out there and leave it all on the field each and every game. >> i refuse to get negative yards. >> i love it. >> the cardinals refused to show up last night and play offense. sam bradford going up top. the defense took over and just made a pinata of kevin cobb, sacking him nine times. jeff fisher doing some things over there. do you like this thursday night football deal? >> i got to go to bed at 7:00. >> i know. you're appear old man y we've got monday into the football, sunday into the football, thursday night football.
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>> you can't go wrong with having more. >> might get a little saturated. big day for your orioles. & orioles magic &&. >> there is manny. >> if they win, manny machado and the boys will be there in texas. joe saunders they just picked up. we'll find out for that is the gm move of the year. you are playing him and pitching him and starting him in the biggest game of the year. we are still waiting to see who the nat will play in the wild card game. winner takes on the nats. they will host the nats. still do want know the times of those games. it is funny. you got mattie ice coming in here with the falcons. if they play atlanta, it will be atlanta against washington and atlanta against washington. >> and both atlantas are going to lose. >> yeah, both going down.
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graham gano is coming in studio. he is kicking it with us this morning. back to you. >> thank you. a look at what is new at the movies. tim burton puts a new twist on a classic tale. what would happen if you can bring a past pet to life. kevin mccarthy is here with his review of frankenweenie. of when i was younger and... financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay... question seven.
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tim burton puts his twist on frankenstein and liam neeson is back on the big screen. kevin mccarthy is here to talk about what is new at the movies. bring the energy today. you always bring it. >> i'm here. >> let's talk about this frankenweenie business. >> tim burton was fired in 1984
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there disney for a live action movie he made called frankenweenie. they fired him in 1984. in 2012, we are coming on the way a3-d, black and white stop motion feature length film by tim burton called frankenweenie. anybody who ever lost a pet wishes this would happen. thisling boy figures out a way to bring his dog back to life. victor right there, that shot you just saw, one of the coolest shots of all time. it's vertigo shot created. you zoom the camera and pull it back at the same time. they have to do it one frame at a time. this is top motion animation. it take up to i week to complete five seconds of the movie -- up to a week to complete five seconds of movie
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y every second of the movie, they have to move the puppet 24 times. this is not like cgi. this is actual puppets that are moving. the movie itself very engaging. it is funny. the voice casting is great. martin short, katherine o'hara, martin landau. anybody whoever lost a pet can relate to this film. shot in black and white and 3- d. they are releasing it in imax. don't spend the extra money. >> what did you give it. >> four and a half out of five. it is one of my favorite movies so far this year. >> let's talk about the movie taken two. >> i loved the first one. here is the key though. when you watch the first one
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being you have to watch the unrated edition. the key scene with that is a scene if the first one where he is torturing a guy in the chair with electricity. i'm not going to say what the difference is but that scene for you leads into this movie that. guy who was tortured, his father now wants revenge and he kidnaps liam neeson and his wife this time around as opposed to just the daughter. the daughter helps out this time. all it is is a set-up for liam neeson to kick butt. who doesn't want to see that? i want to see that. >> he is good at whooping some people up. >> he is amazing. he is very good in this. it is farfetched, of course. there are some laughable dialogue moments. it is getting trashed by critics. the first one got 58% at rotten toe mitt owes. >> you had a chance to bump into arnold. >> when i was eight years old,
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i bribed my parents, if i got i agood report card, they would let mow watch terminator 2 judgement day. that is the day i fell in love with movies. i always had a dream i would get to shake arnold's hand. he had a book come out. i said is there anything can you do to get me an interview with him. he will be in d.c. next tuesday, we'll give you five minutes with the guy. i go to this event and nobody else is doing interviews. i end up in this dark green room and arnold is out like vague scotch or something like that. we'll bring him by. i'm like shaking. my heart is racing. he comes in and this is the worst room on the planet. i represented the camera and it was one of the greatest moments of my entire life. got a picture with him. and there is me and arnold and my girlfriend lauren. you know he is famous for his
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one liners. >> i'll be back. >> he break the guy's neck and says don't distsh my friend, he is dead tired. i just love stuff like that. -- says don't disturb my friend. he's dead tired. >> i want to know more about this room. >> it looked weird but it was cool. or arnold. want to know about i want to know about your girlfriend. >> you lucky dog, you. arnold has his arm around her, not me. >> thank you, guys. >> let's do some weather. we are nice and clear. going be for a beautiful day. high temperatures later this afternoon near 80. and that is after a cool start. get ready for a gorgeous day. 62 in washington. 66 in annapolis.
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off to the north appear west, 54 in manassas. 55 in frederick. in frederick. fridays are always great but particularly when the weather cooperates. it will today. it will today. some rain showers east of chicago, that cold front will get in here during the day tomorrow. really tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. but this front means business. it will really cool things down so after highs in the low 80s today, we'll be in the 70s tomorrow and only in the 50s, mid-50s on sunday. and maybe some chilly showers around here by sunday afternoon. late day showers tomorrow. this is your forecast for tomorrow. that front will be approaching. we'll be in the 70s tomorrow but beheaped that front, real cool pool of air settle in for the week next week and starts on sunday with that front getting just south and east of us. a little area of low pressure riding along it could give us some showers around here.
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redskin game sunday afternoon, make sure you've got a jacket with you. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. a few late day showers tomorrow with highs in the mid-70s. sunday's daytime high, 57 degrees, tony, if you are going to the redskins game. >> i think we'll be in the 30s by monday morning. we'll see if we get frost advisories. >> i have a question for you. do you think it is -- and never mind. i'm not even going to bring it up. >> okay. >> it is time now -- wisdom had to step away for a moment. it is time for ask tony and tucker. stepped all over it. >> you did. >> this is the segment where tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions west weather-related or otherwise.
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sometimes we need additional help. today's question is from christina parker. she says her nine-year-old daughter wants to know if elephants really are scared of mice. excellent question. she writes, you see in cartoons all the time an elephant sees a house, they get really scared and run away. are elephants really agitated by mice? >> that is a great question. >> i assumed no. i figured it was just in cartoons. >> we brought in an expert to answer your question. joining us on the phone is andrea pullman, an elephant keeper at the national zoo. >> good morning. >> am i right? >> that is correct. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> you're welcome. thank you for having me. >> are elephants really afraid of mice. >> that is a exon perception of the of five major senses, vision for elephants is the least developed. they can be agitated or
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startled by mice or other small animals around their feet. >> that is fascinating. >> now, do they not see them clearly. that is the issue? >> right. when you think about an elephant's body, the first thing you think are their ears and trunk. that is what they are known for. their eyes are very small compared to the size of their head so their eyesight is not well developed. they don't see as clearly as we do. so when this is something small moving around hair feet quickly, it can startle them and elephants are really cautious about where they step. they do not like to step on things unintentionally. so if a little mouse to be running around their feet, they will be worried that they might accidentally step on it. they might just walk away which may seem like they're running way. >> do they kind of tip toe around a mouse? >> they are probably going to try to walk in another direction or stop altogether so that the the animal or mouse is really close to their feet,
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they may not even walk around very much. our 10-year-old male elephant here at the zoo, he noticed little baby toweds in the burn occasionally. they are only the size of a penny. but he will see them and notice that there is something moving around his feet and he will just stop. we usually will pick it up for him and reach it and move it out of the way. he doesn't know what it is and he doesn't want to step on it. >> i assume that humans then don't scare them as much as a mouse does. >> right. they see us coming but they also can hear us coming. we incident are act with our elephants a lot at the zoo so we are always talking with them and training them. -- we interact with our elephants a lot at the zoo. they always hear us coming before he see us coming. >> and do we think this is probably true with elephants in the wild as well? >> yeah, across the board, that you are vision is definitely their least developed sense so when they are interacting and communicating with one another,
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they are rumbling or vocalizing. way small animal running around their feet, that could be startling. but, of course, more startling in the wild are going to be predators, large predators like cats. >> so we were looking at some footage from the disney film dumb bow. so based on what you are saying, that friendship that develops between dumb bow and the mouse -- between dumbo and the mouse is unique. >> it is. >> this has been great. >> thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> you are wonderful. any time we have questions about elephants, we will call you if we can. >> can i ask one more question. >> the pad of the elephant's food, is it supersensitive or kind of of thick? >> it can be thick but it is keratin based. they don't have a lot of nerve
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endings in the feet. the pad is more like a big shock absorber. the but the nails themselves, they can feel better with. >> this has been fascinating. i got to tell you. >> i love elephants. >> we have three elephants now. >> we encourage everyone to get out to the national zoo to see the elephants and all the other animals out there. andrea pullman, elephant keeper. >> i had no idea you lovell faints. >> i like them. i am fascinated by elephants. i did not know that. >> are they your favorite at the zoo. >> they are kind of gentle giants. >> i don't know what my favorite is. -- i had no idea you love elephants. >> thank you for the question. i don't do you know what this
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